BAKU: Documents on strategic partnership b/w Azerbaijan & Russia

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
April 7 2004

DOCUMENTS ON STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AND FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN AZERBAIJAN
AND RUSSIA DISCUSSED
[April 07, 2004, 12:40:26]

As stated, at the 6 April session of Milli Majlis, after the approval
of the agenda, the deputies have started discussion of some
interstate documents concerning maintenance of development of
strategic partnership and friendship between Azerbaijan and Russia.

Opening the session, Chairman of Milli Majlis Murtuz Alaskarov stated
that during official visit of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham
Aliyev to the Russian Federation between two states a number of the
documents having extremely great value have been signed. First, the
`Moscow Declaration of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Russian
FederationĀ» has been submitted to the deputies. With the information,
on the said document speaking was the vice-chairperson of the
standing committee of Milli Majlis on the international relations and
inter-parliamentary links Gultekin Hajiyeva. Also was speaking on the
item, chairman of the standing committee on social policy Hadi
Rajabli, vice-chairman of Milli Majlis, chairman of the standing
committee on security and defense affairs Ziyafet Askerov, chairman
of the standing committee on questions of natural resources, power
and ecology Asya Manafova, who informed that the document has been
discussed and unanimously approved in the commissions.

During discussions, the deputies have noted that the Ā«Moscow
Declaration of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Russian FederationĀ»
opens new opportunities for the further expansion of relations
between our countries in political, economic, social and humanitarian
spheres. One of the extremely important features of the said document
consists that the Russian Federation declares the recognition of
territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and also all countries of South
Caucasus, and confirms that supports resolution to all questions in
the region, including the Nagorny Karabakh conflict, on the basis of
norms of international law and resolutions of the United Nations. It
has been marked, that the said Declaration specifies development of
relations between our countries on ascending.

After discussions the Declaration has been put on voting and
unanimously adopted.

Then, the MPs have discussed questions on the statement on Ā«Programs
of cooperation in humanitarian sphere between the Azerbaijan Republic
and the Russian Federation for 2004-2006Ā» and Ā«Agreements between the
government of the Azerbaijan Republic and the government of the
Russian Federation on mutual protection of the secret informationĀ».
Both documents, which have received high estimation, have been put on
voting and unanimously adopted.

At the mid-day session of parliament, discussed were the questions on
the statement of Ā«Report between the government of the Azerbaijan
Republic and the government of the Russian Federation about
stage-by-stage liquidation of exceptions in the free trade regimeĀ»,
Agreement Ā«On cooperation of member-states of the Commonwealth of
Independent States in struggle against crimes in the field of the
computer informationĀ», Agreement Ā«On cooperation of member-states of
the Commonwealth of Independent States in struggle against
criminalityĀ» and the Ā«Frame agreement on trading cooperation of the
Organization of Economic CooperationĀ». By granting the detailed
information on the said documents, it has been marked that they have
been in details considered in the commissions and approved. Documents
have been put on voting and adopted.

After discussion of the documents connected to Conventions, discussed
were the questions on internal laws. Considered were the laws Ā«On
amendments and supplements to some acts of the Azerbaijan RepublicĀ»
and Ā«On introduction of amendments to the Code of administrative
offences of the Azerbaijan RepublicĀ». The detailed information on
both questions has been given to deputies. It has been marked that
the given questions were discussed in the corresponding commissions,
offered changes and additions have been approved. After studying
opinions of deputies, both questions have been put on voting and
adopted.